(January 1957)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Jack Schiff (managing editor); Mort Weisinger (assistant editor); George Kashdan (assistant editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #334, 347, 360, 373, 437, 443, 449, 600)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Secret of Superman Island! (Table of Contents)

Superman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman
Reprints:
Keywords:
Superman Island

The Secret of Superman Island (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Hamilton?
Pencils:
Wayne Boring
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Lois Lane; Perry White; Superman Island; Green Kryptonite; Professor Vanley
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

writer id by Bob Hughes 12/06

Famous Books Quiz (Table of Contents)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
teen; humor

The Golden Gorilla (Table of Contents)

Congo Bill / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller?
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Congo Bill; Janu; The Golden Gorilla (intro)
Synopsis:
Congo Bill meets a golden gorilla that seems to be intelligent and has to protect it from hunters.

Indexer Notes

May be same Golden Gorilla as Congorilla, may be not.

Seven Disappearing Wonders of Space! (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Cadet Tommy Tomorrow (in flashback to origin only); Prof. Todd (in 2056 and in flashback); Captain Jon Hale (mentioned)
Synopsis:
In 2056, Prof. Todd recalls the first tour of the Seven Wonders of the Universe, in which the senior cadet from the Planeteer Prep School who solves a mystery will be promoted to the Planeteer Regulars. Tommy Tomorrow correctly deduces that the secret is a comet whose tail causes things to temporarily become invisible. He becomes the first cadet ever to solve the mystery.
Keywords:
Geometric Asteroids; Glass World; Planeteer Prep School; Planeteer Regulars; Sargasso Jungle of Space; Seven Wonders of the Universe [Venus Statue; the Nameless Wonder]; Venus; Water Wonder; Water World; X-Ray Crater; X-Ray Moon

Indexer Notes

(1) This flashback tale tells about cadet Tommy Tomorrow's graduation from the Planeteer Prep School.
(2) Chronologically, the events in Showcase #41 follow the flashback portion of this story.
(3) According to the editorial page in DC Special #27 (Apr-May 1977), the story in that issue occurs in 2056 during the height of Tommy's career, placing it somewhere between Action Comics #212 and #226. Given that the Tommy Tomorrow of 2056 is not depicted in his own feature in Action Comics #224 (he appears only in flashback to an earlier time), it is logical to assume that his exploits in DC Special #27 occur during that absence.
(4) A statue is depicted honoring Capt. Jon Hale as the first spaceman to land on Venus in 1981.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor; children

Daredevils of the Deep (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Secret of Superman Island!
    Superman
  2. 1. The Secret of Superman Island
    Superman
  3. 2. Famous Books Quiz
    Buzzy
  4. 3. The Golden Gorilla
    Congo Bill
  5. 4. Seven Disappearing Wonders of Space!
    Tommy Tomorrow
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. Daredevils of the Deep
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